The Goldendoodle's ancestry along both parent
lines is as hunters and water dogs. The physical appearance of the Goldendoodle runs anywhere from a shaggy-looking retriever
to a curl-relaxed poodle, but usually it falls somewhere inbetween. The length when left unclipped grows to about 4-8
inches. The color of the coat can be cream, gold, apricot, chocolate, gray and black. Most Goldendoodles have a Standard
Poodle as a parent, and are standard sized. Those with a miniature Poodle as a parent, are about 25-45 pounds and are
called miniature Goldendoodles. Like many poodle crosses, most Goldendoodles are light to non-shedding, and most
live easily with families with MILD allergies. - see Dood Database Families with moderate to severe allergies often find that Goldendoodle backcrosses
can work well.
first generation f1 standard size Goldendoodle was the first to be bred. It is the product of a standard
Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever. Most first generation Goldendoodles either don't shed or shed lightly, and
are compatible for most families with mild allergies.
(F1B) Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. These dogs
will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with moderate
to severe allergies.
A few breeders are breeding second generation (F2) Goldendoodles which are
the product of a Goldendoodle crossed with another Goldendoodle. Goldendoodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. They are everybody's
friend and devoted to their family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets, and easy with strangers. They
are social dogs, happiest when with people. Goldendoodles are likely to get into mischief and develop behavior problems if
they spend most of their lives alone. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to
train. They are medium-to large sized family dogs with easy dispositions.
Standard Goldendoodles are a medium to large sized dog about the size
of a Standard Poodle, perhaps more robust.
Height: Males 21-29 inches. Females 20-25 inches.
Weight: Males 55-90 pounds. Females 45-65 pounds.
While the average Goldendoodle seems to be in the range
of the above sizes, some have been known to grow to over 100 pounds.
Miniature Goldendoodles are a small to medium sized dog, depending on the Poodle used
to sire the litters. Toy Poodles will produce smaller litters than Miniature Poodle studs. There
can be a large difference in size of the pups.
Height: 13" - 21" tall
Weight: 25 - 45 lbs
As a hybrid cross they grow healthier and live longer than
either parent line. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the Golden Retriever and
the Standard Poodle. No Major Concerns. Minor Concerns - CHD, PRA, VonWillebrand's, Elbow and patella
- hip, eye and vWD.
require a moderate amount of exercise and their coats are generally low maintenance. They can live in the city or on a farm.
They are social dogs and they are happiest when they are with people.
Their life expectancy
is approximately 15 years.
ABOUT GOLDENDOODLE GENERATIONS
The first generation (F1) standard size Goldendoodle was
the first to be bred. It is the product of a standard Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever. Most first
shed lightly. Some can have moderate to severe shedding. F1 Goldendoodles are compatible for most families with MILD allergies.
F1 Litters will have a variety of Coat types, they can vary from loose wavy curls to a more curlier, less shedding coat.
back-cross (F1B) Goldendoodle is produced by crossing a F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. F1B Goldendoodles will have a higher
success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies. They also have a variety
of coat types, some are straight fleece coats and some
are curly coats.
The second generation Goldendoodle
(F2B) is produced by crossing the F1 Goldendoodle with a F1B Goldendoodle. They also have a higher success rate for non-shedding
and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies. They also have a variety of coat types, some are straight
and some are curly coats. Many families desire this breeding because it has more Golden Retriever than the
F1B, most are low to non-shedders.
F1 Goldendoodle = Golden Retriever X Poodle (50% Poodle / 50% Golden
F1B Goldendoodle = F1 Goldendoodle X Poodle (75% Poodle / 25% Golden
F2 Goldendoodle = F1 Goldendoodle
X F1 Goldendoodle (50% Golden /50%
F2B Goldendoodle = F1 Goldendoodle X F1B Goldendoodle (62.5% Poodle /
37.5% Golden Retriever)
F3 Goldendoodle = F1B Goldendoodle X F1B Goldendoodle (75% Poodle /
25% Golden Retriever)